News Update from the Angling Trust & Fish Legal

The Angling Trust, Fish Legal and WWF-UK are in the High Court today fighting a judicial review of the government’s failure to stop agricultural pollution degrading 44 rivers, lakes and estuaries which are specially protected areas in England.

We believe that the government was required by the EU’s Water Framework Directive to stop this ongoing pollution in these sites by 2015. They haven’t done this and so we’re taking them to court.

Mark LloydYou can read our Chief Executive Mark Lloyd’s blog about the case HERE

We have been working on this case for the past six months and it’s a key part of our Save Our Salmon campaign, but if we win it will benefit all species of fish in our precious rivers and estuaries.

If you’d like to add your support with a donation, please click HERE

We will be holding a fundraising event for the campaign early next year, and we need auction lots to sell at the event. Please contact us if you can donate a few days' fishing or anything else appropriate!

As a result of our pressure, the government is holding a Salmon Summit today and Mark Lloyd will be giving a presentation at the summit setting out what needs to be done to restore salmon stocks. We’ll update you in due course with a progress report.

Finally, may we take this opportunity to ask you to join or renew your Angling Trust and Fish Legal membership to support our campaigns for fish and fishing and the work we do to get more people into angling and make the sport stronger.

Adult membership is just £2.50 a month or £25 a year, and for under 18s it’s only £10. You receive insurance worth £14.99 and discounts on tackle and magazines included, as well as entry to our competitions and other benefits.